Thursday, 31 July 2008

Bark Bark Bark Joins Tour with Yea Big + Kid Static and The Mae Shi, "Big Bark Shi Kid" Tour

Bark Bark Bark is a musical project formed by Jacob A. Cooper, who recently joined experimental act The Mae Shi as their latest addition of members, and has already appeared live onstage with the band for numerous shows.

We find BBB a rather interesting musical project due to their massive range of genres applied to their music, particularly mainly from the likes of electronica and indie rock, a slight touch on post rock and avant garde. Basically, you may indulge in BBB's stuffs if you coincidently have affairs with multiple genres.

BBB have released several EPs and his debut album Haunts was released on May 2007. We're kinda expecting a new record to be released sometime this year due to some reports found on the net.

BBB will go on tour with Yea Big + Kid Static and his band The Mae Shi this coming August. By any chance you're around these particular areas, do swing by the Big Bark Shi Kid Tour on the following dates:-

08/11, Brooklyn - cake shop
08/12, Pittsburgh - belvedere's
08/13, Chicago - empty bottle
08/14, St. Louis - bluebird
08/15, Lawrence - replay
08/16, Oklahoma City – the conservatory
08/17, Albuquerque - house show
08/20, Los Angeles - echo curio
08/22, Los Angeles - tba

This tour also conicides with the digital release of HLLL YEA, a Yea Big + Kid Static + Mae Shi mash-up EP featuring materials from Mae Shi's latest album HLLLYH, and Yea Big + Kid Static's latest self-titled album.

Charli XCX - !Francheskaar!

English indie electro's Charli XCX is more than delighted to release her first single entitled !Francheskaar!, on August 18 through Orgy Records.

Encompassing everything from indie to new rave to electro-pop, !Francheskaar! shows off Charli XCX’s talents as both vocalist and musician – having written, performed and sung all tracks Charli XCX is someone that knows what she wants and is relishing the opportunity to get it.

!Francheskaar! includes remixes by Tapedeck (who have also worked with Kate Nash, Klaxons and Jack Penate’ – amongst others). Two remixes by Mr Black and an astounding anthem by Lil’ D.

With a love for all things Justice, Crystal Castles, Frankmusik and Uffie, Charli XCX actually unofficially started her singing career when she won a talent contest on a cruise-liner aged 4 and has been writing and performing more or less ever since.

Available now as pre-order download, plus 7” vinyl and CD from release date over here.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Super XX Man - Volume XII: There'll Be Diamonds

Musician Scott Garred was a member of a trio indie pop band Silver Scooter in Texas back in the mid-90s. During his days with the band, he begun Super XX Man as his solo side musical project and has released several home recorded cassettes. As time goes by, Garred has now evolved this solo project to his very own bonafide band, now comprise of his wife Michelle, Ali Wesley, Kelly Dachtler, Josh Woods and Bob Ham.

On October 21, the band will release their twelfth Volume XII: There'll Be Diamonds, through Tender Loving Empire.

A quote by Garrerd on this album, "my most sonically ambitious album to date."

Songs are marked by washes of feedback, dark atmospherics and pointillist lyrics that chronicle the lives of the people Garred works with at the Oregon State Hospital, the oldest psychiatric institution in his home state.

It's a pronounced shift in focus for Garred who has used the other volumes in his ever-growing discography to sing about friends and family, love and loss. Garred is as much a storyteller on this album as he is an empathizer reiterating how people cope with life at the State Hospital. On Volume XII, Garred sings about a woman who plays guitar until her fingers bleed, a man so lonely he only wants to go to parties and meet girls, and the 'guilty except for insanity' person strolling down a corridor wearing his new state-issued sweats. The album's closer, "Cautious like a Panther," has this same person strutting his stuff down any trendy thoroughfare in Portland.

Robert Geller Fall 2008 - Leather Backpack

Spotted this leather backpack by Robert Geller, although the style and design is madly sick and awesome, the price for this product obviously would give a major heart attack to those whose not conscious about the ongoings in the fashion industry. However, at the price of $1607, I'm sure we can find something else more favorable, but, giving credits to the design is a must. Via Blackbird.

picture courtesy of Chris Astley.

CLUTCH To Release First Ever Live DVD+CD, Full Fathom Five

Maryland rockers CLUTCH are proud to announce their first-ever live DVD, FULL FATHOM FIVE, Video Field Recordings, which is set for release on August 12. CLUTCH will also release a live companion CD, entitled FULL FATHOM FIVE, Audio Field Recordings. All tracks on the DVD and CD were recorded & filmed in late 2007 and early 2008 in New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Denver and Australia.

The FULL FATHOM FIVE, Video Field Recordings DVD features 20 songs PLUS bonus features, and the audio CD contains 15 songs. Texan Book of the Dead is the first single and video to be released.

Texan Book of the Dead

After a late summer European tour, CLUTCH will headline the US with The Sword and Graveyard from Sept 15th to October 9th in support of the upcoming releases. The Bakerton Group, CLUTCH’s psychedelic jazz/rock alter ego, will be playing their first-ever headlining show on October 10 in Hollywood!

FULL FATHOM FIVE, Video Field Recordings and FULL FATHOM FIVE, Audio Field Recordings will be released August 12 on CLUTCH’s brand-new Weathermaker Music. Look for ALL future CLUTCH & BAKERTON GROUP related releases on Weathermaker Music!

CLUTCH recently hired industry veteran Jon Nardachone to oversee the new Weathermaker Music. As Label Manager, he will run day-to-day operations out of the Weehawken, NJ office of The Syndicate, whom Weathermaker have brought in to promote and market FULL FATHOM FIVE.

Weathermaker Music and CLUTCH will team up with MERCH.COM for the August 12th release of the FULL FATHOM FIVE DVD and CD. MERCH.COM and all CLUTCH-related web sites will have excusive rights to all mail-order products involving FULL FATHOM FIVE. The band will also be selling these items on the road and in certain retail locations.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Kidrobot Apparels F/W '08 Collection

Kidrobot is proud to present their newest entries for its fall/winter 2008 apparel release. An extremely colorful line, the collection comprise of a huge selection of hoodies, graphic t-shirts, sweaters, cardigans and long-sleeved crewneck shirts for both genders, and several impressive designs on their dresses for ladies.

These are expected to arrive some time in August. At the meantime, check out the lookbook below. Via Nylon.

Packer Shoes New Store Updates

New Jersey's Packer Shoes updated their store with a whole bunch of footwear releases lately. That include the series of Reebok x Alife collaboration pack, several Air Maxes, among others. Lots of selection to pick from. So if you're nearby, go check it out. At the meantime, we show you the summary of these new releases. Via Packer Shoes.

Monday, 28 July 2008

IVSK8 Fall 2008 Collection

IVSK8 is a new project by Gravis, developed to create their first ever performance skateboarding footwear for skate athletes. The brand will see a collaboration with deck master Arto Saari to create the first product, the Viking Hi LX Ltd.

The shoes are now available for preview on their website, with a series of team shoes and the Arto Saari's Viking Hi and Viking. There are several colorways to choose from, so you can take a good look on the complete line up over here.

Nike Stars Pack

Nike unveiled the Stars Pack, a collection of footwear inspired by the Japanese festival Tanabata. The pack includes a Court Force Low, a Court Force High and an Air Max 1. A white base with several multi-colored patent pieces and a splash of dots symbolizing for the stars.

Exclusively available at size?.

Munny Customised Speakers

Might not be something new, but we found this customised Munny speakers sort of cute and ought to give you some inspiration to create one of your own.

Instructables shown us a step-by-step techniques to build a DIY Munny speakers. Learn it and start building yours now.

Munny is a DIY toy by Kidrobot, a platform for you to create your own vinyl figure. You can check out some of the dopest creations from some of the art enthusiasts in the world here. We found this attractive speakers here.

Nike SB Skate Backpack

More bags coming from Nike SB Fall 2008. Previously, we shown you an extra large colorful Eugene backpack, now they introduced another backpack known as the Skate backpack.

Available in two different colorways, a slight touch of elephant print can be spotted on it to make it a little less ordinary from other backpacks. The Skate backpack is much smaller than the Eugene, but is as dope as it.

Now available at Ubiq.

Also, the Eugene backpack is now available in black.

Visvim Mayan Pocket Tee

Recapping our previous entry on Visvim releasing the Mayan Christo sandals, now they presented a matching t-shirt applying a front pocket using the same material. Available in black and white. Cliff Edge has them in stock for $170.

size? New Stock Updates: Adidas

UK's footwear store size? updated their website with several new incomings from Adidas including a Superskate Hi, Superstar, ZX 600, Forest Hills and Adicolor II.

Check out size? for further details.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Kidrobot New Bags In Store

Kidrobot announced a bunch of new products recently. The new releases include a range of bags in various sizes and patterns. Selected products featured its' iconic 'ultraman' print, and pile up prints of Kidrobot's vinyls. The bags are supplied with some charms as well, just like the pictures shown. All range are available in-store. More info via Kidrobot.

There's more to come on Kidrobot's latest release. Check in for more!

Adidas Fall 2008 - ZX800 Lea

Adidas announced a new colorway to their ZX800 running trainers, first introduced in 1986 and has been one of the most significant and technical trainers.

This will be released for their fall 2008 collection. Coming soon.

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Alexander McQueen for Puma

Puma teamed up with English fashion designer Alexander McQueen and created a series of footwear.

The Spine Mid Velcro features a spine moulded translucent outer sole and elongated, yet athletic last. The shoe is constructed from a heavy grain velvety leather with rich leather collar and lining.

The Vascular is made of intertwined and layered pieces of luxurious Italian leathers interconnected seamlessly. Available in two different colorways with each applying different materials.

These are now available at oki-ni.

Adidas ZX700 Boat Lea

The ZX700 Boat by Adidas is an attractive pair that goes well with either a casual or business look. Released for fall 2008. More info at highsnobiety.

Friday, 25 July 2008

Livestock x Ben Tour T-Shirts

Livestock unveiled their newest artist collaboration with Toronto's Ben Tour. Available in three different designs, all three comes in their own unique colorway. Sophisticated sketches, these will debut in their stores tomorrow.